Investigators are fairly certain a bomb was responsible for downing the Russian passenger jet in the Sinai.
Egyptian forces say they have killed the Islamic State’s provincial commander in the Sinai.
Leaked Emirati emails show that the UAE shipped weapons to some groups in Libya over the summer, violating an arms embargo. The information in the leaked emails threatens Libya’s already fragile and fractious peace process.
In Libya, the Islamic State looks to model on its successes in Iraq and Libya.
Italian police are investigating more than 30 suspects for trafficking weapons to Somalia and other African countries besieged by conflict.
Chad has declared a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region after a series of attacks by Boko Haram.
Jerusalem’s youth population is caught up in a never-ending loop of retaliatory violence.
A gunman at a US-backed military training center in Jordan killed five people, including two American contractors.
A double suicide bombing in south Beirut left 43 people dead. The Islamic State has claimed the attack.
Saudi Arabia appears “trapped” in its war on the Houthis in Yemen, as rights groups call for full investigations of their actions.
War is ravaging Taiz, where the roots of Yemen’s protest movement began.
Gulf military powers are focusing on short-term/immediate needs in their defense procurements.
John Hamen, one of a pair of American contractors detained by Houthi forces in Yemen, has died.
Huge demonstrations were held in Kabul to protest the government’s failure to do more against militancy after seven Hazaras, including a young child, were found murdered.
The Afghan police say that a senior leader within a recent Taliban splinter group has been killed.
Rival Taliban factions are battling it out in southeastern Afghanistan.
Murod Juraev, a former opposition member in Uzbek Parliament, was freed after 21 years as a political prisoner.
Huge protests have brought parts of northern and eastern Sri Lanka to a standstill as many demand the release of more than 200 Tamil political prisoners.
Meanwhile, the US is looking for a win in its policy towards Sri Lanka now that President Maithripala Sirisena has taken power.
A new Amnesty International report says rights lawyers in China face routine abuses by law enforcement.
Four people died in a bombing at a village checkpoint in southern Thailand.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League of Democracy party won by a landslide in Myanmar’s first free(ish) elections in a quarter century. This will be the first time since 1962 that the country is not led by the military.
Der Spiegel interviews former Russian opposition chief (and chess champion) Garry Kasparov.
Over the last year and a half, Ukraine has developed into one of Europe’s largest armies. Despite the expansion of the army and defense budget, the country’s special forces remain poorly trained and under-equipped.
Eastern Ukraine remains stuck in a state of pseudo-war.
Russia says the televised leak of the design for a drone submarine that could attack coastlines with nuclear weapons was accidental.